Posted: October 18, 1999
California State University, Sacramento math professor Scott Farrand will highlight how professors can be involved in improving K-12 education at the upcoming John C. Livingston Lecture.
"Opportunities and Responsibilities for the 'Professoriate' in K-12 Education" will be the topic of Farrand's talk to be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, in the University Theatre. A reception will be held in the University Union immediately afterward.
The Livingston Lecture is named in honor of the late Jack Livingston, a highly respected CSUS government professor and faculty leader from 1954 to 1982. Livingston was known as a teacher, scholar and friend to his colleagues, but most of all as an inspiration to a generation of faculty and students.
Farrand notes that evidence abounds of the weaknesses of the K-12 educational system in the United States. In recent years college faculty have often taken part in reform efforts.
"We who extol the successes of higher education find ourselves drafted into the cause of improving grade school education," Farrand says. "We are increasingly called upon to assist in the continuing education of teachers, and to consult in the development of educational public policy."
Farrand joined the CSUS faculty in 1981. He received his doctorate degree at the University of California, San Diego.
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